The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: 2012 saw another significant increase in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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"Black Wonder" 2013 black cock no. 3227, carries the gene for recessive opal, out of a full brother of "Snake River", a 200-mile winner. Dam is "Wonder" blood, bred by Sonny McGowan out of Chris Peeman birds (Oak Haven Farms). Dam raised a 2nd-place winner @ 200 miles. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $75
2013 recessive opal bar hen. This is an unflown sister to "Snake River" aka "Little Snake", winner of 1st at 210 miles and 4th place at 130 miles. Parents are my current foundation breeding pair among my opals and cherries. It is my own family but is heavy in HVR, Janssen and VanHee lineage. Full pedigree. Special note: Her nestmate (also a hen) is also available at the same price. Price: $75
|3.||2013 blue check hen no. 3042 from the flying loft. She flew four races out to 180 miles as a young bird. She is available now because I have extra hens. Sire is a race winner and dam is a daughter of “Heisenberg”, my best old bird flyer over the past ten years. “Heisenberg” has won two races and a total of 8 diplomas prior to being retired. He was first to loft in 10 of the 24 races he flew. Janssen/HVR cross. Full pedigree on dam’s side only. Price: $75|
|4.||2012 Red phase ("cherry") recessive opal cock no. 144. Sire is full brother to a 200-mile winner. Parents are primarily VanHee and HVR. Dam carries the gene for barless, so there is also a 50% chance he carries it as well. This is a solid, well put together cockbird that is also very attractive. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $75|
|5.||Late hatch 2012 "cherry" hen, no. 131. ("Cherry" is also known as "extreme red phase recessive opal".) This pigeon is an almost perfect mimic for ash red, but it is NOT an ash red; it will breed as a blue when mated to a bird that does not carry the opal/cherry mutation. Sire is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner and is my own family, which I have been developing over the last decade or more. My rare colors are bred for flying, not just for color. This is a full sister to lot no. 6 above. Full pedigree. Price: $75 (Currently mated to black cock no. 3227 listed above in lot no. 1)|
|6.||Positively gorgeous recessive opal hen , no. 37000. This is an unflown late hatch; but besides being one of the most beautiful pigeons you will find in a racing loft she is also a full sister to a 200-mile winner and also sister to another bird that was 2nd @ 125 miles. I keep telling myself I need to keep this pigeon for breeding (and I still might do so), but when I look at the size of my flock I try to tell myself I don't need her. Price reduced: $100|
|7.||Sale Pending 2012 Black Saddle HVR cock no. 2982. Bred by Kripple Kreet Loft. This is a smaller sized cock that is very active and looking for a mate. Parents are half-siblings out of Lou Coletta's outstanding breeding hen "Cinnamon", who was purchased by KKL for $21,000. "Cinnamon's" first four eggs were winners, and as of 2012 at least two of her grandchildren were race winners. This is a cockbird that I should not let go, but I am trying to decrease my work load as the years go by. Outstanding potential here at an outstanding value. Price: $250 - Sale Pending (JA)|
|For additional birds, check out Swaney Acre Lofts. There you will find a nice collection of pigeons from both the "Hollywood" line of recessive red Hofkens as well as the outstanding "Creator" family of Wout Spierings of the Netherlands. Available are both strains "pure" and crossed, at very attractive prices.|